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St Lucia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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St Lucia Surf Guide

St Lucia in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of sharks and rocks.

St Lucia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St Lucia:

The best conditions reported for surf at St Lucia occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf St Lucia (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing St Lucia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in May while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
25%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore St Lucia Location Map

Interactive St Lucia surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to St Lucia is Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa, which is 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St Lucia is Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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St Lucia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 23:41 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.0
S
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
N 30
N 30
N 30
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at St Lucia

Surf stats for St Lucia, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at St Lucia

Wind stats for St Lucia, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

St Lucia Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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robert from South Africa
“Had a fantastic 4 days in the St Lucia area. I had not visited this area so was not sure what to expect. I found a paradise with so much to do and to see not to mention the friendliness of the Locals and the safety aspect. Great seeing Hippos walking the streets. Had enjoyable meals at Alfredos, ski boat club, ocean basket. I stayed at Lodge Afrique which I rate 6 star for service, cleanliness, sleep and most importantly great breakfasts. The manager, Robyn, is in my books first class, helpful, makes one feel homely and a great sense of humour. Well done to all.

Lodge Afrique is a little paradise situated in St Lucia.”

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